Kantha Productions LLC is very pleased to announce that the Bangla-dubbed version of the award-winning documentary film THREADS is now available free of charge for educators, arts groups and nonprofits in Bangladesh.

To receive a link to the film for non-commercial use, please e-mail us at INFO (at) Kanthathreads.com with a short description of who you are, how you plan to use the film and the intended audience.

Posted by Cathy and Len

In this time of social distancing and stay-at-home orders, watch an inspiring film.  The Bangla-dubbed version of THREADS is now available online for free for two weeks, until April 20.

You can see THREADS on Vimeo.com at this link.

সুরাইয়া রহমান ভারত বিভাগের পর তার পরিবার, শিল্পকর্ম, এবং প্রিয় কলকাতা থেকে বিচ্ছিন্ন হয়ে বাংলাদেশে গরিব মায়েদের গল্প বলার নকশা সেলাই শেখানোর মাঝে নতুন জীবন খুঁজে পান.

শিল্পের শক্তি আর সারা বিশ্বের নারী ও মেয়েদের ক্ষমতায়নের অনুপ্রেরণাদায়ক উদাহরণ, থ্রেডস আমাদেরকে একজন শিল্পী রিদয়ে ঘনিষ্ট এক যাত্রায় নিয়ে যায়, আর মর্যাদা ও স্বাধীনতার এক অগতানুগতিক পন্থার জয়গান করে.

Torn from her family, her paintings, and her beloved Calcutta after the partition of India, artist Surayia Rahman finds a new life in Bangladesh teaching impoverished mothers to embroider her story-telling designs.

An inspirational example of the power of art and the impact of empowering women and girls around the world, THREADS takes us on an intimate journey into the heart of an artist and celebrates an unconventional path to dignity and independence.

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The original version of THREADS, in English and Bangla with English subtitles, is available for rent on Vimeo On Demand at this link.

Many thanks to Tanveer Alam Shawjeeb and Dina Hossain for their work on the dubbed version, and to the Cosmos Foundation, the Mary Redman Foundation and many others for their support of this part of the THREADS project.

 

Posted by: Cathy and Len

Today is International Women’s Day.  

Here’s our pick for a film to watch celebrating women’s achievement…

THREADS is an inspiring short documentary about women in Bangladesh overcoming adversity through their commitment to creating timeless, hand-stitched art.  Their work is in museums and private collections around the world, including the Royal Collection in the UK.

Stream THREADS on VIMEO, or get a DVD from Amazon.com

VOD  https://vimeo.com/ondemand/threads

DVD  https://www.amazon.com/THREADS-documentary-film-Cathy-Stevulak/dp/B076XPZ489/

THREADS is available for schools and libraries through Collective Eye Films.

https://www.collectiveeye.org/products/threads?variant=1280199196699

 

Women, painted by Surayia Rahman. Photo by Anil Advani. Copyright Kantha Productions LLC and Anil Advani.

 

Posted by Cathy and Len

We were saddened to learn from her family that Surayia Rahman — mother, artist, mentor, leader — passed away peacefully at her home August 23. She touched so many lives during her 86 years, and is now at rest.

Surayia Rahman’s painting “Eternity” (1982). Photo credit: Kantha Productions LLC.